If you are looking for Easter activities for kids, you have come to the right place. Madelynn loved this week full of eggs, bunnies, baskets, and treats!
Easter Color Vocabulary:
Our first book this week was Happy Easter Mouse! by Laura Numeroff. After reading, I put together this color word practice activity. I filled plastic eggs with colored bingo chip letters needed to spell each color word. Then Madelynn opened each plastic egg and spelled the color words on the matching color word pages.We tried it both with the letters printed on the page for matching and without.
Catch the Easter Bunny:
Next we read How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace. After reading, we talked about the different traps that were set for the bunny. We also talked about new ways that we could try to catch the bunny. Finally Madelynn drew and wrote to show how she would catch him.
Our next story was The Easter Bunny’s Assistant By Jan Thomas. Before reading, we practiced making predictions.
Our last read aloud was There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro. After reading, I taped a picture of the little old lady to a wipe container then gave Madelynn pieces from the story. She fed them to the little old lady while retelling the story in order.
Our last book was this letter E for Egg alphabet reader. Madelynn identified the picture then pointed to each word as she read. Since we switched to the more difficult version she is working on learning new sight words each week as well as the 2 sounds that vowels can make. Afterwards she colored all of the pictures in.
Easter Color by Syllable:
This week we focused on syllables so we started with this color by code activity. Madelynn identified each picture, clapped and counted the number of syllables. Then she followed the directions to make each spot the correct color.
Easter Sound Stamping:
Next, for more letter practice we used our dot stampers. We started out stamping inside the letter to make an E. Then Madelynn had to find the upper and lowercase e’s in the egg, stamp them and make the short “E” sound each time. Then she stamped the other letters different colors and tried to make the sounds for each one.
Roll and Stamp Eggs:
We worked more on identifying ending sounds in words this week with a fun roll and stamp game. I printed an egg picture page. Madelynn rolled a letter die then found a picture that ends with that sound and stamped it. We made it into a bit of a bingo game and she tried to get 5 in a row.
Easter Name Craft:
For this week’s name craft we created a personalized Easter basket. First, Madelynn cut the basket pieces out. Next, she wrote the letters in her name on each egg. Then, she glued the basket pieces together. Finally, she added the eggs to the basket in order to spell her name. To complete her basket, she used a marker to draw lines on the basket and glued Easter grass under the eggs.
For our journal this week Madelynn chose to write about how she would decorate an Easter egg. She said she would dip the egg in pink. I drew a line for each word in her sentence and she tried to write the sounds she heard in each word. She wrote “DP b EB N PK.”
Easter Sand Writing:
Our first math activity this week was an Easter themed writing tray. I filled our wooden tray with blue sand. Then Madelynn used small basket number cards as a model to write numbers in the sand with eggs or her finger.
Easter Egg Addition:
Our math focus this week was beginning addition and subtraction so we started with this Easter egg addition game. I printed and laminated a basket addition mat. Madelynn chose 2 Easter egg, opened them up, and placed the Easter mini erasers on the addition mat. Then she counted the erasers to find the total and used a dry erase marker to write a number sentence at the bottom.
Carrot Patch Addition:
For our next addition activity, I filled a sensory bin with split peas. Then I wrote numbers on the bottom of plastic carrots and placed them in the bin. Madelynn chose 2 carrots, added the numbers together, then wrote the number sentence on the response sheet.
Jelly Bean Subtraction:
My favorite way to introduce subtraction is definitely with yummy treats! Learning with snacks is always a hit with little ones and in this case shows the meaning of subtraction as taking things away. Madelynn rolled 2 dice and placed the larger number first (another great skill to practice as well!) Then she counted the first number of jelly beans and placed them on the table. Next, she took away the second number of jelly beans and ate them. Finally she filled in her response sheet to show how many pieces were left.
Easter Stamp Math:
For our last math activity I introduced simple word problems with an Easter stamping book. I read the word problem on each page to Madelynn and she used dot stampers to illustrate and solve each problem.
Glowing Eggs Sensory Bin:
Easter Egg Plate Weaving:
Our first craft this week was Easter Egg weaving which proved to be quite the challenge, but I LOVE how they turned out! To prep I cut an egg shape out of the center of a paper plate and punched holes around the inside of the outline. Madelynn used colored yarn to weave back and forth across the center of the plate using holes on opposite sides. No real rhyme or reason I just told her the holes had to be at least 2 apart.
Easter Candy Sink and Float:
For our science activity this week we learned about sink & float as well as making predictions. I gave Madelynn a tray with Easter candy and one by one she chose an item, made a prediction, then tested it out to see if it would sink or float. Easy peasy!
Tie Dye Easter Eggs:
If you love the look of tie dye, but not the mess, check out this super simple tie dye craft using…BABY WIPES! Who knew right? So for this easy craft I cut baby wipes into egg shapes, folded them in half, twisted sections and had Madelynn help me secure them with rubber bands. Then she used watercolor markers to color all of the sections of the twisted baby wipe. After we allowed the wipe eggs to dry overnight, we removed the rubber bands to reveal tie dye eggs!